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Monday 15th October

Last night we were sitting just watching TV when we heard all this noise outside. So we went to see if everything was ok and we saw 5 cop vehicles out there the police had arrested 2 men and there where 2 other people looking a bit upset. I don't know what happened but it was a bit of a shock to see.

We see so much stuff going on out our window! When we move I think we are going to get a bit of a shock and miss all the action. A few months ago we had the dogs and heaps of cops out there, we see people getting pulled over, accidents etc.

Yesterday we went and saw Nelson I got it a day early so it's his birthday today, better to be early than late. He is coming to pick us up soon and we are going to check out their new church that is being built. There is something wrong with the organ, which Nelson plays so Shaughan is going to go and give him a hand to fix it.
I bought myself 6 new Cd's 'Godskitchen' I'm just a bit of a lover of music! I went to their website http://www.globalgathering.co.uk/ and then went onto beatport http://www.beatport.com/ and have been downloading music, it's a great website. I'm getting up with the play with the new sounds so I can make some funky beats. A funny thing happened I was uploading a new artist, Ileen, into the international page on http://www.paintpit.com/ and I started to smile as one of the paintings called Night Music and the song that was playing was also called Night Music freaky. Lots of freaky things have been happening to me I was telling Shaughan about how things keep falling of shelves and other funny things that have happened. Then yesterday 4 things happened in front of him, we had a good giggle.

When I was a little girl I wanted to be an Oprah singer like Kiri. I got a chance to meet her one day in Paihia but I couldn't get myself together to say hi so I watched with tears and felt my fear. I wish I had remembered the quote feel the fear and do it anyway.
I was lucky growing up to go to a private girl's school and we got to sing and play music a lot which has helped feed my passion as a young girl.

When I was living in Auckland I was a totally addicted to K Road and looked forward to my weekends in the clubs dancing until the sun came up.

I would hate to thinking of how much money I have spent on my CD collection. I had the coolest flatmate's in Auckland and the neighbours hated the fact that they had us living in their neighbour because the beats would get played loud 24/7. One day we received a letter of complaint from 10 of them so I moved to a place were I could play loud music, out west.

A few years later I moved to Rotorua and within a week of being there I had my first noise control complaint it was 7pm. I meet some cool people there and one of my friends taught me how to make music. I started out on the play station and then we found some software and started making music on the computer. We started to plan our own album. He was into drum and bass and I was into hard house so we thought it would make a good mix. I worked on about 20 songs but we had a falling out and that music is history now.

When I moved to Wanganui I bought myself some drums and bought Shaughan an electric guitar and over the years we have set ourselves up with all the gear, I even purchased sing star which is so much fun!

Funny story one of my best friends, Phil, has a drummer, Zane, in his band which Shaughan played with in a band called The Doylies about 10 years ago. Phil was going to introduce me to Shaughan but it never happened. And it wasn't until I moved to Wanganui and he became my bedpal that we realised that we were destined to meet. It's funny how things happen!

The first time I came into this area of the building I thought it would be the perfect place for a recording studio and a great place to start a radio station as I am still missing bfm and George. But I got into my art in a big way and opened the studio and gallery. Now that I have closed downstairs I can feel a massive pull back toward music again.

I have met some pretty talented New Zealand musicians and have been blessed with many opportunities and now I'm looking forward to getting back into it. Life Rocks!

We are off for a wee drive to look at another car today it's red and fast so hopefully I will be able to drive it back. I so love driving, when we were kids Dad joined us up to the car club and we had so much fun racing. I would like to get back into it one day and use my car. When the time is right I'm sure it will happen! There is nothing like the adremiline buzy of driving fast!

My message for the day was: We remind you that every negative feeling you hold towards another has a boomerang effect. It is imposible to judge or blame someone else and not feel emotional pain.

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